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Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Roseb441702 started this conversation

for all of those who are looking for financial assistance to help with an emergency financial should know that there are organizations out there that can help you.....

Do You Have An Emergency Financial Need?

Are you facing a financial emergency?

There is one organization that has helped more than 80 individuals/families in need of financial assistance. In 2009 one of the organization's funding programs - which provide emergency funding assistance has given out nearly 300 percent more in assistance than it did in all of 2008.

The purpose of this grant program is to help individuals and families who have chronic financial challenges.

People who qualify for assistance from this fund include those who have lost their jobs, have been out of work for months and months and have exhausted all their savings and resources. According to a spokesperson, "If they fit the criteria, they are able to access this fund for months at a time.”

This grant program was created as a way to help people who don’t qualify for one of the organization's other grant programs.

This funding program has been around for the last 20 years!

The grant program only makes one-time, emergency disbursements. Last year, 32 individuals or families received financial assistance through this funding program. So far over 75 individuals and/or families have received $75,000 in 2009!

This funding program is good for people who tend to struggle with something every year.

Since some of these funding programs are both relatively new, not many people know about them!

What's more the organization itself receives grant money itself to help fund their own grant programs!

One of the organizations funding programs is intended to help with large, one-time emergencies. It was established in a few years ago through the generosity of an anonymous donor. Grants have helped a couple with funeral expenses. Another time it helped a man repair his home after a fire. He had let his home owner’s insurance lapse.

The first step in obtaining assistance is leaving a message on the organization's helpline. The message will usually be returned by a caseworker within 24 hours. A spokesperson for the funding program said the initial phone call between the organization and the applicant takes between five and 10 minutes. Once the exact problem has been determined, the applicant is matched with a social worker, who meets with the client to make a fuller assessment of the situation. Thereafter, the social worker presents the case to the case-management team to decide whether the applicant qualifies for funds. Each application is evaluated on an individual basis. There are clear guidelines, but no set formula to receive assistance.

“If somebody needs financial assistance then we make sure they are taking advantage of other government programs. We have a whole checklist of programs to make sure that they are taking advantage of all the things they can” says the program's spokesperson. Applicants who need emergency funds may also qualify for other programs that the organization has to offer.

It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible because the number of people seeking assistance has increased so much over the past year and because of that it can now take several weeks to actually receive assistance.

In 2008, 40 people, on average, called the organization for assistance each month. Last year more than 200 people called for help. While not all of these phone calls are for emergency needs, this shows that there has been a marked increase in the need for all of our services, includingemergency financial assistanceemergency assistance.

According to the program's spokesperson, “If somebody comes to us and says ‘I’m being evicted tomorrow it’s very hard to help. If someone comes in and says ‘I’m being evicted in three weeks,’ we can help”.


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woman in a shoe   in reply to jammers2255
Hi all we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help i am sorry but there no resources that will give anybody that kind of money for anything.
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I am 60 years disabled woman that I have heart problems, and been in and out of the hospital, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and other health issues. I being evicted any day and I have nowhere to go. My things will be outside and I could loose everything. I need financial aide for 6,000 dollars. That will be moving expenses, debt, furniture, and bills.
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this post does not include a phone number. how do we reach them?
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We are being evicted in 2 weeks. I can't pay rent this month. I've been off work since 6/5/15 due to low back spine issues and my work still won't approve my short term disability. I start physical therapy this week. I also need to see a Neurosurgeon for my neck spine issues that are worse than my lower back. I'm in a lot of pain and can't work. Plus I have fibromayglia on top of all my spine pain. And now I'm being evicted. I've looked into transitional housing so I'm not on the street.
We could really use help with paying our rent! The rental office said if I could get caught up with rent, then they will notify the court to dismiss our case.
I've been reading other posts and realized I need to be more specific on what financial assistance I need. In the court document it states I now owe my apt complex $1475.11. I also owe the apt complex a $300 attorney fee for the eviction process.
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woman in a shoe   in reply to ukusms
Hi all we can do on here is give u information where u mite get help. U don't say what kind of help u need. But for food go sign up for welfare for food stamps u can also call Catholic churches and see which one give out free food most of them have a free clothes closet where u can get clothes. For rent light gas help type need help with bills put city state if u don't see it under city state put county state u will see a list of places that can help u if they got the funds if they don't have the funds call back in a few weeks tell they got the funds. I see u talking about u sign up for disabled well i am going to tell u it can take up ti a year are longer to get it the first time around u don't get it than u got to get a disabled lawer they don't change u till they win your case. Also u mite have to go to there drs. Hope this information can help u.
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Oksana   in reply to ukusms
Hello. I am sorry, but I am also in need.
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ukusms   in reply to Oksana
I am recently separated from my husband and he is no longer supporting me. I am severely disabled, had neck surgery a month ago. I am waiting to here back from disability but because of my surgery I can not work or drive. I live in Virginia and have tried resources here but no help. I have absolutely no income and he will not support me anymore. I need help financially. Any suggestions?
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littlelacie   in reply to palodichuck
Oh now,palodichuck! no need to be rude.I am sorry if you are confused-but I have never posted to you before,how did you decide that I confused you.Maybe you read someone else's post and thought it was meant for you? We do not know any resources that will help with car expenses of any kind,sorry.
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palodichuck   in reply to littlelacie
Are you part of this site? You are con fusing not helpful with your posts?
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palodichuck   in reply to littlelacie
I have been there, they are overwhelmed.
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littlelacie   in reply to Evernham
Roseb441702 has not come back on this site for five can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help. We do not usually call anyone that posts on here.
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My brother had a stroke about a mouth ago. He lost his job on top of it .His wife is taking care of home at there home and it is hard .We need help .Well explain more when called thanks.
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Jeiel1   in reply to littlelacie
I know about 211. But trying every Avenue!!
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littlelacie   in reply to Jeiel1
We do not have any cash on this site to give people.we do not know any resources that will help with car can get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help with the deposits and gas voucher.
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I need $2,000 ($400 to finish paying the deposit on my new apartment, $ 1,200 For vehicle repairs: for instance The front wheel bearings need to be replaced last year. $300 for utility deposits, and $100 for gasoline.
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Oksana   in reply to littlelacie
Maybe do you know some people or organizations who can donate or borrow money?
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littlelacie   in reply to Oksana
We do not know any resources that will buy anyone plane tickets for any reason,sorry.
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Hello! My name is Oksana. I am begging you please help me! I need to buy plane tickets just to visit my motherland. I came in America almost a year ago as a bride and I was planning to work here and I was hoping to visit my son in Russia, he lives with his dad, my ex-husband. But I am still not able to work, because I didn't get the Employment Authorization yet. Almost a year I haven't seen my son, I miss him so much.
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littlelacie   in reply to Mica73
get on internet,type in needhelppayingbills,city,county, will then see a list of resources in your area that may be able to help.
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I m desperate , facing eviction , my husband pass away 3 months ago . I have 2 kids 9 and 6 , please help me.
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